Thai Language

Fundamentals


Women say "ka" at the end of a sentence while men say "krap". This is the polite way to speak in Thai.

 

Greetings


Hello
Sawa dee
 
Thank you (man says)
Kob Khun Krap
 
Thank you (woman says)
Kob Khun Ka
 
How are you?
Khun sabai di mai?
 
I am fine thanks
(man says) Pom sabai di krap
 
I am fine thanks
(woman says) Chan sabai di ka
 
What is your name?
khun cheu arai?
 
Happy to meet you
pom mi cuam suk ti dai pop khun
 
You have a beautiful smile
khun yim sway
 
See you again
leu pop khun
 
What are you thinking?
khun kid arai?
 
I am shy
pom ki ai
 
Come watch a movie with me
pai du nang kap pom/chan mai?
 
Come eat with me
pai kin kao kap pom/chan mai?
 

 

Common Words & Expressions


You're welcome
Yin dee krap / ka
 
Wait
Roh sakru
 
I
chan (woman)
 
I
pom (man)
 
Come
ma
 
Come from
ma jak
 
I come from {country}
Pom ma jak pratet {country} (man)
 
I come from {country}
Chan ma jak pratet {country} (woman)
 
I love Thailand
Pom/chan rak Meuang Thai
 
 
 
 
I have arrived
ma leu
 
Go
pai
 
Gone already
pai leu
 
Go where
pai nai
 
Go soon
pai diauni
 
room
hong
 
water
nam
 
 
 
 
to enter
kao
 
heart
jai
 
to understand
kao jai (literally: to enter the heart)
 
don't understand
mai kao jai
 
have
mi
 
I have
pom/chan mi
 
I don't have
pom/chan mai mi
 
you have
khun mi
 
you don't have
khun mai mi
 
can not hear you
mai dai yin khun
 
I can hear you
pom/chan dai yin khun
 
I dont know
Mai ru
 
work
tam ngan
 
I want
this can be said many ways: pom/ chan ao; pom/ chan tong karn; pom/ chan yak
 
I think
pom kid wa
 
why
tam mai
 
I am sick
pom/ chan mai sabai
 
good
di
 
heart
jai
 
happy
di jai (literally good heart)
 
I am happy
pom/ chan mi cuam suk; or pom. chan sabai di
 
I am not happy
pom/ chan mai sabai di
 
 
 
 
broken
sia
 
I am sad
pom/ chan sia jai (literally I have a broken heart)
 
I am sorry
pom/ chan koh tot
 
I am confused
pom/chan sap son
 
never mind
mai pen rai
 
a lot / very
mak
 
hurt / pain
jeb
 
I am full
im leu
 
I forget
Pom/ chan leum leu
 
where is
yu nai
 
over there
ti nun
 
here
ti ni
 
what
arai
 
when
meua arai
 
friend
peuang
 
good friend
peuang di
 
problem
pang ha
 
I have a problem
pom/chan mi pang ha
 
 
 
 
afraid
klua
 
frightened / scared
pom/chan klua
 
smells bad
min
 
good
di
 
very good
di mak
 
bad
mai di
 
 
 
 
to look
du
 
to see
hen
 
again
ik krang
 
to tell a lie
pud go hok
 
shit
ki
 
lies a lot
pud ki mak (literally speaks shit a lot)
 
to promise
hai sanya
 
sorry
ko tot
 
to sleep
non/ lap
 
to wake up
teun
 
lose your eyes (sleep)
lap ta
 
dreams
fan
 
good night
lap fan di
 
 
 
 
I don't understand
(literally means "doesn't enter the heart")
mai kao jai
 
no thanks
mai ao krap/ka
 
I don't know
mai ru krap/ka
 
I don't like it
mai chob krap/ka
 
 
 
 
maybe / perhaps
Bang ti
 
play
len
 
speak
pud
 
funny
sanuk
 
I know
pom/chan ru
 
I don't know
pom/ chan mai ru
 
everything
took sing
 
large
yai
 
small
lek
 
fast
reu
 
slow
cha
 
want
ao
 
don't want
mai ao
 

 

Chatting


eyes
ta
 
lips
pak
 
face
na
 
pretty
na rak (literally lovely face)
 
beautiful
sway
 
handsome
loh
 
breasts
nom
 
kiss
jup
 
like
chob
 
to love
rak
 
Are you happy ?
khun di jai mai?
 
Do you have a boy friend ?
khun mi fen leu mai?
 
I love you
pom/chan rak khun
 
I like you
pom/chan chob khun
 
You look good
khun sway di
 
You look beautiful
khun sway mak
 
You are very pretty
khun na rak mak
 
 
 
 

 

Bathroom Expressions


bathroom / toilet
hong nam
 
shower
ab nam
 
Where is the toilet?
hong nam yu nai?
 

 

Weather Expressions


weather
akas
 
hot weather
akas ron
 
cold wind
lom yen
 
strong wind
lom reng
 

 

Food & Drink Expressions


Eat
gin (g as in give)
 
Drink
deun
 
Food
ahan
 
Candies
kanom
 
Have eaten already?
gin leu mai krap/ka?
 
Rice
kao (as in cow)
 
to eat
kin kao (literally: eat rice)
 
I am hungry
pom/chan heeu kao
 
Are you hungry?
Khun heeu kao mai?
 
Tasty
aroy
 
I have eaten already thanks
Pom/chan kin leu krap/ka
 
I am full thank you
Pom/chan im leu krap/ka
 

 

Time Related Expressions


now
ton ni
 
today
wan ni
 
tonight
keun ni
 
this morning
chao ni
 
tomorrow
prung ni
 
yesterday
Meua wan
 
hour
mong
 
what time is it?
Ton ni gi mong?
 

 

Water Related Expressions


water
nam
 
hard
keng
 
ice
nam keng
 
hot water
nam ron
 
cold water
nam yen
 
waterfall
nam toc
 
rain
fon
 
raining
fon toc
 
shower
ab nam
 

 

Rude Words


(Do not use these words in Thailand)
 
 
crazy
ba
 
you are crazy
khun ba
 
very / a lot
mak
 
you are very crazy
khun ba mak
 
stupid  crazy
ting tong
 
you are stupid crazy
khun ting tong
 
pickle brain
samong dong
 
dumb / brainless
mai mi samong
 
bad person
jai dam (literally black heart)
 
hot headed
jai ron (literally hot heart)
 
thief
kamoy
 

 

Ordering Food


Rice
Kao (as in Cow)
 
Chicken
Guy
 
Pork
Moo
 
Red Pork
Moo Dang
 
Pumpkin
Fuk tong
 
Pumpkin Soup
Fuk tong tom
 

 

Fruit


Fruit
pu la maai
 
Mango
Ma Mawong
 
Water Melon
Tang Mow
 
Banana
Gloy
 
Orange
Som
 
Orange Juice
Nam Som
 

 

Vegetables


Vegetable
Pug
 
Fried Vegetable's
Pad Pug
 
Boiled Vegetable's
Pug Tom
 
Steamed Vegetable's
Pug Ning
 
Green Curry
Gang Keyal Wan
 
Two Chicken Legs
Guy song Nong
 

 

Time


1 am
ti neung
 
2 am
ti song
 
3 am
ti sam
 
4 am
ti si
 
5 am
ti ha
 
6 am
hok mong chao
 
8 am
pet mong chao
 
9 am
kao mong chao
 
10 am
sip mong chao
 
11 am
sip et mong
 
mid day
tiang
 
1 pm
bai neung
 
2 pm
bai song
 
3 pm
bai sam
 
4 pm
si mong yen
 
5 pm
ha mong yen
 
6 pm
hok mong yen
 
7 pm
neung tum
 
8 pm
song tum
 
9 pm
sam tum
 
10 pm
si tum
 
11 pm
ha tum
 
midnight
tiang kheun
 

 

Numbers/Currency


1
Nin
 
2
Song
 
3
Sarm
 
4
See
 
5
Ha
 
6
Hok
 
7
Jet
 
8
Pad
 
9
Cow
 
10
Sip
 
11
Sip ett
 
12
Sip song
 
13
Sip sam
 
14
Sip see
 
15
Sip ha
 
20
Yee sip
 
21
Yee sip ett
 
22
Yee sip song
 
23
Yee sip sam
 
24
Yee sip see
 
25
Yee sip ha
 
30
Sam sip
 
40
See sip
 
50
Hok sip
 
60
Jet sip
 
70
Chet sip
 
80
Pet sip
 
90
Kao sip
 
100
Nin roy
 
150
Nin roy ha sip
 
500
ha roi
 
1,000
Nin pun
 
1,500
Nin pun ha roy
 
2,000
See pun
 
5'000
ha pan
 
10,000
Nin Mong
 
20,000
Song Mong
 
50,000
Ha Mong
 
100,000
Nin San
 

 

Colors


White
See Cow
 
Red
See Dang
 
Black
See Dum
 
Pink
Shampoo
 
Blue
See Far
 
Dark Blue
See Nam Nin
 
Green
See Keyal
 
Orange
See Som
 
Gray
See Towel
 
Purple
See Mawong